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Spotlight

Trade groups ask bureau to rescind examination manual

Banking trade groups have jointly called for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to withdraw a revised examination manual which would allow it to scrutinize discriminatory conduct under its authority to enforce the Consumer Financial Protection Act’s prohibition on unfair, deceptive and abusive acts and practices.

News

CFPB releases annual report on top financial challenges to veterans

Credit reporting companies often fail to appropriately respond to requests for investigation from servicemembers, according to an annual Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report on the top financial challenges facing servicemembers, military families and veterans. 

CFPB: Black-box modeling no cover for credit denials

Even if their credit models rely on complex algorithms, anti-discrimination law requires companies to explain the specific reasons for denying an application for credit or taking other adverse actions, the Consumer Financial Bureau said in a circular.